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How to Read Knitting Charts with Michelle Bowman

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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May 15
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

How to Read Knitting Charts

Taught by Michelle Bowman

Sunday, May 15th

12:30 to 4:30


Charts are used in in many types of knitting: lace, cables, and colorwork, to name a few. Many patterns only have charts, so reading a chart is an essential knitting skill that provides access to a wide array of projects. In this class, we’ll discuss charts written for lace, cables, and colorwork, both flat and in the round. We’ll cover the “normal” conventions that designers (mostly) use to create charts, how to read them, and how to convert them from flat to in the round (and vice versa).

Prerequisite knowledge

Students should be comfortable with knit stitch and purl stitch; knitting in the round using at least one method: DPNs, magic loop, or 2 circs; cast-on and bind-off; increases and decreases; and know the difference between stockinette and garter stitch fabrics. Some experience with knitting lace, cables, or colorwork is best; this isn’t a class on how to knit these fabrics. The examples we knit in class will be simple, but we’ll discuss more complicated charts as we go. 

This is class is presented hybrid-style: you can attend in person or via Zoom. Class will be presented via Zoom only if inclement weather would cancel in-person class.

There are some technology requirements: students should access the video portion of class with something larger than a smart phone, and the device must have both 2-way audio and video, so teacher and student can both see and hear each other well. Students can access class using one device for audio and one device for video. Not sure if your device(s) will work? Ask for a ‘tech check’ and we’ll connect you with the teacher to run a test before you sign up for class.
All students should also have a way to view and print PDF handouts.


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